A good ending!

Hi Everyone,
It is Saturday evening here in upstate NY (everything is still calm and clear…no storm yet!). Someone just sent me a link to the video and story below. It is  wonderful, and heart warming. Sending you all good thoughts for a peaceful evening.
“On the morning of May 18, 2011, my wife noticed a deer in our yard that appeared to be frantically looking for something in the rocks that form a wall on our property line in Brush Prairie, WA. When we first went out with our neighbors, we didn’t see anything, but the deer wouldn’t leave our yard. We went back to our house and watched; after a few minutes the deer came back.
We went out to the area the deer was concentrating on and could hear a baby fawn crying in the rocks. We moved some of the rocks and smaller boulders and saw a baby fawn’s face in the rocks. He had apparently fallen in one of the gaps and was now trapped. The larger boulders were too heavy to move, and we didn’t want the rocks cave in on the baby deer.We called our Clark County Fire District 3..
The B Shift team came out; they were able to move the larger rocks out of the way with the Jaws of Life enough to be able to reach in a pull the baby fawn out and reunite it with its momma. The fawn, maybe stuck in their most of the night, quickly went to nurse its momma. One of our neighbors took some video clips of the fire department’s rescue. I edited the clips into this short clip. After sharing it with some friends they thought that it was just too cute not to share with more people; my neighbor agreed to let me upload it”.

26 thoughts on “A good ending!

  1. Hi Mary, thanks for sharing this sweet reunion, how brave of the mother to circle all those people, especially with the amazingly noisy jaws of life tool blaring away, I couldn’t believe how small the fawn was…just so cute…
    the love of a mother/child…sort of ties in nicely with yesterday’s posting…

  2. My husband and daughter watched this video with me. We were amazed that the mother wasn’t afraid of all the people and noise. She had a lot of dedication to that baby! We need more human mothers like that.

  3. Thank you, Mary,

    This, and the rescue of the whale tangled in a fishing net a few weeks ago, are certainly the best of humans interacting with the others with whom we share this small planet. Someday maybe we will know how to better communicate.

    Almost too quiet before the storm here in Maine. Usually there is a little breeze to keep it cool. Stay safe everyone.

  4. Awww that was beyond precious, I dont think I’ve ever seen a fawn that young before. By the time they are out in the fields here they are older and able to run from the coyotes. So glad that turned out well. Thanks!

  5. What a good Momma! And what good people to pay attention to her concern, and discover the situation in time to do something about it! Makes me proud to live in the Northwest. We have a great culture of being custodians of nature out here, and it manifests in all kinds of ways.

    Glad the hurricane is not having a devastating effect as of yet. There seems to be a lot of preparation; I heard one newsperson this morning say that “there may be property damage, but there shouldn’t have to be deaths” so hopefully that will hold true.

  6. Thanks for sharing. Love seeing folks joining forces for such a good cause.

    Be Safe and enjoy the storm. Mother Nature can be rather fascinating!

  7. Thanks for sharing Mary! It’s nice to see a story with a happy ending since there is so much negative news in our lives! I look forward to your blog each day because you’re such an inspiration to me!

  8. What a wonderful affirmation of motherly instinct, love happy endings! Be safe Mary and Jack and all those in Irene’s path take shelter from the storm.

  9. Thank you for sharing this video. It’s all about kindness. So heartwarming to see that tiny baby run to mama, and to hear the sound of the rescuers’ delighted laughter.

    Sounds like it could get downright cozy in your neck of the woods.

  10. Peg B – How touching – if only Mama Deer could talk, she looked like she was trying to thank everyone for helping her little one. Almost in tears watching the video. Thanks for sharing.

    Thinking of you, your family & Irene today – pray to be safe

  11. This is what it’s all about. What a nice find this morning whilst bidding Irene farewell.
    Hope you and Jack are safe…and blessings to all who have dealt with this weather.

  12. Didn’t catch this yesterday, so it’s a sweet way to start a Sunday morning – I can’t wait to share this with lots of e-pals! The kind of video that will undoubtedly circle the world – thanks for sharing it Mary!

  13. How beautiful! Nothing skitish about that Mom – risked the humans and the noise to stay close to her baby. Wonderful firemen and neighbors to care enough to help the doe – I love a happy ending. Mother Nature can be harsh, as she is being to many of us today, but human nature can be kind.when asked to be.

  14. Just need the background music of Paul Simon ..”and a mother and child reunion is only a motion away”….Blessings!

    • Cherly b! by- the -sea, I nominate you to be Queen of Background tracks! Yes, a mother and child reunion! I heard it immediately in my head, and thought, perfect!

  15. I felt so bad for that poor baby stuck in the rocks with that dreadful noise. It saved her though! What a wonderful reunion with mother and baby. A happy ending to what could have been a sad story. A day later that poor baby would have drown in that hole with all the rain that came — perfect timing on all parts! Thanks for sharing it with us.

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